Sunday, November 7, 2010

Foot & Handprint Ghosts

These ghosts are so fun and easy.

  • Black poster paper
  • White & Black Tempera paint
  • Paint brush
  • Wiggly eyes (optional)
  • Q-tip
  • Scissors
  • Hands & Feet
  • Glue (only if you are using wiggle eyes)
  • Fine tip Sharpie (optional)

Paint bare hands and feet with the white tempera paint and stamp onto the black poster paper.
Like so...
Allow to dry (should take about 5-10 minutes depending on how thick the paint was applied) could use a hairdryer to speed this up if you're impatient ;-)

Cut out your feet and hand prints.  You could do this yourself or trace a line around the prints and have your ankle-biters cut them out with child-safe scissors.

Rotate your feet and hand prints so the toes & fingers are at the bottom.  You want the heel and palm to be the place where you add the ghost face.

Give your ghost some eyes!  You can add a dab of glue and adhere wiggle eyes OR with your Q-tip, dip it in black paint and paint little ovals for eyes.

If you want to give your ghost some eyelashes, do so with the Sharpie.

Every ghost needs a mouth to make those spooky "Oooooooo's"!  Add one by dipping your Q-tip in black paint and painting an oval.  THE END!  :-)
Have fun & get messy!  ~ Miss Jenna :-)


  1. LOVE these ghosts! Henry saw them while I was reading the post, and he was asking to do, right NOWWWW! You're so good :)

  2. Awesome! Please post photos of Henry's artwork on the Ankle-Biter Art Facebook page....anytime! :)